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“US firm Pairwise is working on new fruit and vegetable varieties by using CRISPR – gene editing technology licensed from Harvard, the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Rather than taking genes from other species, like GM, CRISPR involves tweaking existing genes within the plant by cutting and splicing.

“We’re making very small changes in one or two pieces of DNA,” says Pairwise co-founder Haven Baker.

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